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I am 23 year old, my tooth is decaying and hole is formed, it is painful. What can do?

Dr. Anupreet Kaur Choudhury 92% (8540 ratings)
BDS, MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology
Dentist, Kolkata
I am 23 year old, my tooth is decaying and hole is formed, it is painful. What can do?
If the hole is painful, then get an X-ray done and see a dentist. The reason of pain could be that the cavity has approached the nerve portion of the tooth ,so the pain.
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To protect the tooth the Dentist fixes a cap on it. Is this cap can create any problem for MRI test?

Dr. Seby Varghese 91% (390 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Kochi
To protect the tooth the Dentist fixes a cap on it. Is this cap can create any problem for MRI test?
Metal dental restorations like metal dental crowns and metal amalgam fillings, can interfere with imaging, especially MRI. Better go for metal free restorations like zirconia crowns.
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I have a decayed tooth and is highly sensitive. How to reduce pain on decayed tooth using home remedies?

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 97% (16577 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I have a decayed tooth and is highly sensitive. How to reduce pain on decayed tooth using home remedies?
It cannot be done by home remedies. Keeping claw in mouth may give temporary relief. You can consult me at lybrate for homoeopathic treatment...
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Hi keep on suffering from constant Dental issues of tooth decay. I take proper care of my teeth, I brush twice, gargle after I eat and even make use of Mouth Wash, still every few months I have to go through some or the other issue. Is this due to my other health issues such as Ulcerative Colitis and hepatitis B. Is there some way to stop this?

Dr. Vikram Singh Atwal 91% (202 ratings)
PCAD, MCID Implant, BDS, Advanced Aesthetics
Dentist, Chandigarh
Hi keep on suffering from constant Dental issues of tooth decay.
I take proper care of my teeth, I brush twice, gargl...
There is no relation of your dental health with ulcerative colitis or Hepatitis B. Seems like your dental problems are not explained and taken care properly. You might be having multiple carious teeth which are not taken care at the right time which leads to multiple visits. You should ask your present dentist to do a complete examination of your teeth and oral cavity and explain to you all the treatment that you need. Completing the treatment of all the teeth which require attention. Your job will be to be regular with the follow ups and take care of oral hygiene properly at your home. Once all the potential areas of problems are taken care off and explained to you then you will notice that you are not having any new dental issues. This way there will be no more new dental problems and you can be lead a happy and healthy life.
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What You Eat Affects Your Teeth?

Dr. Anju Thomas 85% (14 ratings)
BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Bangalore
What You Eat Affects Your Teeth?

Your mouth, teeth, and gums are more than just tools for eating. They’re essential for chewing and swallowing—the first steps in the digestion process.

Your mouth is your body’s initial point of contact with the nutrients you consume. So what you put in your mouth impacts not only your general health but also that of your teeth and gums. In fact, if your nutrition is poor, the first signs often show up in your mouth. Here are a few helpful things to know about how what you eat can impact your dental health. Your individual nutrition and calorie need depend on your age, gender, level of physical activity and other health factors, but according to MyPlate, a website from the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an agency of U.S. Department of Agriculture, a balanced and healthy diet should include: Fruits and vegetables. Combined, these should cover half your plate at meals. Grains, At least half of the grains you eat should be whole grains, such as oatmeal, whole wheat bread, and brown rice. Dairy, Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy foods most often. Protein. Make lean protein choices, such as lean beef, skinless poultry, and fish. Vary your protein choices to also include eggs, beans, peas, and legumes. Eat at least eight ounces of seafood a week. In addition to diet, it’s also important to stay active for good health. Adults should get at least two and a half hours of moderate-intensity physical activity every week. The foods you eat and the beverages you drink can have a direct influence on the incidence and progression of tooth decay, depending upon:

  1.  The form of the food—whether it’s liquid, solid, sticky or slow to dissolve makes a difference.
  2. How often you eat sugary foods and beverages and how often you eat or drink acidic foods and beverages.
  3. The nutritional makeup of the food.
  4. The combination of the foods you eat and the order in which you eat them.
  5. Medical conditions you may have, such as gastrointestinal reflux and eating disorders, which can increase risk of cavities and weaken teeth

For dental health, it’s recommended that people limit eating and drinking between meals. Of course, sometimes eating between meals must happen. Unfortunately, most people choose foods like sweets and chips for snacks; foods that harm teeth by promoting tooth decay. If you do snack, make it a nutritious choice—such as cheese, yogurt, fruits, vegetables or nuts—for your overall health and the health of your teeth. 

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Diet And Dental Health!

Dr. Anju Thomas 85% (14 ratings)
BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Bangalore
Diet And Dental Health!
  • Empty calorie foods such as candy (especially hard or sticky candies like lollipops, mints, taffy and caramel), sweets like cookies, cakes and muffins, and snack foods like chips are a cause for dental concern, not only because they offer no nutritional value, but because the amount and type of sugar that they contain that can adhere to teeth. The bacteria in your mouth feed off these sugars, releasing acids, and that’s what leads to tooth decay.
  • Sugar-containing drinks—soda, lemonade, juice and sweetened coffee or tea (iced or hot)—are particularly harmful because sipping them causes a constant sugar bath over teeth, which promotes tooth decay. 
  • Nutritious, acidic foods like tomatoes and citrus fruits can have acidic effects on tooth enamel, too, so eat them as part of a meal, not by themselves. Dried fruits, including raisins, are also good choices for a healthy diet, but since they are sticky and adhere to teeth, the plaque acids that they produce continue to harm teeth long after you stop eating them. Opt for a piece of fresh fruit instead.
  • Cheese, milk, plain yogurt, calcium-fortified tofu, leafy greens, and almonds, are foods that may benefit tooth health thanks to their high amounts of calcium and other nutrients they provide. Protein-rich foods like meat, poultry, fish, milk, and eggs are the best sources of phosphorus. Both of these minerals play a critical role in dental health, by protecting and rebuilding tooth enamel.
  • Fruits and vegetables are good choices for a healthy smile since they are high in water and fiber, which balance the sugars they contain and help to clean the teeth. These foods also help stimulate saliva production, which washes harmful acids and food particles away from teeth and helps neutralize acid, protecting teeth from decay. Plus, many contain vitamin C (important for healthy gums and quick healing of wounds) and vitamin A (another key nutrient in building tooth enamel).
  • Hands down, water—particularly fluoridated water—is the most tooth-friendly beverage

I don't want to keep tension of putting cement or composite in that teeth after every 2 to 5 years please suggest some permanent solution. What about having one artificial teeth in that place how much it can cost do artificial teeth as good as our natural teeth please answer as I feel I should not have done that digging.

Dr. Kunal Nischal 92% (67 ratings)
BDS, MDS, Diploma In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Gurgaon
I don't want to keep tension of putting cement or composite in that teeth after every 2 to 5 years please suggest som...
lybrate-user you can go for a full crown over that tooth depending upon how much tooth structure has left. Or go for a rooth canal then go for a crown. your problem will solved. No neet to go for any artificial tooth.
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4 saal phele Meri teeth ek khokhal ho gaya tha na usmai koi dard tha na koi aur pareshaani, lekin ab ek mahine se khokhal teeth mere dard hai. Mujhe treatment bataye.

Dr. Anupreet Kaur Choudhury 92% (8540 ratings)
BDS, MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology
Dentist, Kolkata
4 saal phele Meri teeth ek khokhal ho gaya tha na usmai koi dard tha na koi aur pareshaani, lekin ab ek mahine se kho...
Get an X-ray done and see a dentist to get filling done in the tooth ,maybe a root canal treatment is required to save the tooth.
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My front teeth are out of root and is not stable can I make it fixed? Please suggest.

Dr. Dhrubajyoti Sen 91% (19 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Darjeeling
My front teeth are out of root and is not stable can I make it fixed? Please suggest.
If the mobility is not much then the mobile teeth can be splinted with the healthy teeth provided there is no underlying pathology. Else the mobile teeth can be extracted and replaced by Implants or Bridges.
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Kids Care Tips!

Dr. Hetal Chheda 85% (10 ratings)
BDS, Certificate of Speciality Training In Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics, Advanced Certificate Course In Aesthetic Dentistry
Dentist, Mumbai

Never put your kid to sleep with a bottle of milk or juice, Since it can cause tooth decay. The sugar content in the milk or juices can cause all the front teeth to decay, causing nursing bottle caries or early childhood caries.

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